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Viewpoint: Yes, Radiation Waste from Fission Reactors Can Be Safely Stored Using Existing Technical Expertise and Drawing on the Experience of Test Facilities That Are Already in Operation.

Storage Versus Disposal

It is important to note the difference between the temporary storage of radwaste, and the permanent disposal of such waste. Most reactor-made radwaste is first stored on-site at the reactor facilities. The vast bulk of radioactive waste, about 95% by volume, is stored only for a few months or years before being buried. The remaining radwaste, which mainly consists of spent fuel rods, is stored in temporary facilities. This waste has been mounting up for decades, as there are currently no permanent disposal sites in operation. Spent fuel rods are the most active and "hot" waste. Within their metal cladding, they contain numerous fuel pellets, each about the size of a...

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